California Common / Steam Beer

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.

Anchor Brewing Co. trademarked the term "Steam Beer" and as such all other beers must be legally referred to as "California Common."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 251 to 300 (out of 519) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.882-
This OneStray Dog Brewing ? 3.042-
StirlingLa Nébuleuse5.303.872-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.832-
Cutthroat CommonBarnhouse Brewery5.003.272-
Common DenominatorMan Skirt Brewing5.203.442-
Steam PunkNoDa Brewing Company5.3042-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.912-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.082-
Steam LagerRedwell Brewing4.603.452-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
100s Of PeachcotsBeryl's Beer Company ? 3.882-
Bear AwayEast Side Brewery5.802.682-
Smoked Paprika & Lemon California CommonQuantum Brewing Co5.303.562-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.342-
Kentucky Common (collab. W/ BBC)Great Flood Brewing Company4.804.322-
Esteemed BeerTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.912-
Todd EnglishDyckman Beer Co.5.003.722-
Toothless ProspectorSituation Brewing4.803.762-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.982-
Steam BeerHigh Desert Brewing Company5.803.442-
SMaSH Series: DumphoundedThe Dayton Beer Company4.702.132-
Frisco 1501 Historic LagerPublic House Brewing Company5.004.442-
Jigger's DelightMill Street Brew Pub5.003.572-
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.462-
Replicale 2016Myths & Legends Brewing Company6.503.42-
Olt Koenig Holiday AleHighlands Hollow Brewhouse5.502.972-
Soul CalBrewyard Beer Company5.803.592-
The Usual SuspectsVice District Brewing Company7.403.832-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Common To The LightBarley John's Brew Pub ? 3.72-
Old ReliableCheaha Brewing Company4.703.51-
Gold Rush IOCBase Camp Brewing Company7.4021-
California CommonCatawba Brewing Co.5.5041-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
Zierholz Australian Steam BeerZierholz Premium Brewery ? 4.031-
5 Teeth Short Of A SmileEast End Brewing Company4.103.851-
Summer Steam BeerThe 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery ? 3.581-
Luscious Cream AlePinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub5.303.561-
California Common Collaboration With Helderberg Mountain BreweryHoney Hollow Brewing Co.6.604.171-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.721-
Cali GirlFifty West Brewing Co4.903.441-
The CatalystSactown Union Brewery5.303.561-
Steam BeerEmmett's Brewing Company ? 3.921-
El DoradoKinney Creek Brewery4.103.531-
McSteamyBarnaby Brewing Company4.503.721-
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
Spring MistSound to Summit Brewing5.403.331-
Steam BeerCopper Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.881-
Railyard Rust California CommonBosque Brewing Co.5.203.691-
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